Windy City Live and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Get in the Game with a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt


Not even the mayor of Chicago can resist the excitement of a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt. Rahm Emanuel helped ABC’s Windy City LIVE as they zipped around town and completed the fun challenges of the Thrown for a Loop Scavenger Hunt.

Members of their studio audience made up Team Ryan and Team Val and competed as “The ScAvengers” to find and solve clues through the Chicago Loop. Head on over to watch the videos and join in on the fun.

A ‘Socially Superlative’ Evening at the American Museum of Natural History

The event publication enjoyed a Watson Adventures scavenger hunt as part of the museum’s benefit bash

When the American Museum of Natural History wanted to add an extra dash of fun to its “Moon Dance: Night Journey” benefit gala, they turned to Watson Adventures to kick off the evening with a one-hour scavenger hunt highlighting the best of the museum. The hunt went from the famous giant whale to the legendarily large T. rex.

The online publication Socially Superlative was on hand to report on the event: “The competitive juices were flowing among the teams, so much so that women (including myself) were removing their high heels so they could scurry to the next clue quicker.” See the full story.

Travel + Leisure: “These Scavenger Hunts Help You Explore New York City in a Whole New Way”

“Fun, quirky, and educational, Watson Adventures has created scavenger hunts in more than 30 cities across the United States, inviting everyone from curious travelers and even Fortune 500 team builders to join in on any one of its 600 whimsical and fast-paced games.”

So begins Travel + Leisure’s write up of our scavenger hunts for corporate team building and private parties, available not just in New York City but across the U.S. Plus anyone can sign on for our weekend hunts for the general public in seven cities. Find out what the esteemed travel publication has to say: read the article here.


Crain’s New York Business Profiles Watson Adventures Founder

Bret Watson, owner of Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts“An occasional stand-up comedian and a writer and editor for magazines including Entertainment Weekly in the 1990s, Bret Watson would regularly spend free time visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looking for amusing details and juxtapositions in the exhibits.”

So begins a profile of the found of Watson Adventures in the Crain’s New York Business article “How a Writer Grew a Scavenger Hunt for Friends into a 30-City Business.” You’ll find out his favorite clue, our “smartest” customer, and the Watson Adventures origins story. How does the story end? Not a clue. See the story

City Guide Features Watson Adventures’ “Exhilarating” Team Building Activities

The experts on New York City entertainment at have featured Watson Adventures’ scavenger hunts as particularly appealing for people who like riddles. “Whether you’re looking to join up on one of their public hunts, or you have a private or corporate event, Watson will deliver challenging clues designed to send you on an exhilarating two-hour journey,” notes the article. See the story

KidTripster Names Watson Adventures #1 Tour for Teens in New York City

In the feature “10 Terrific Tours to Take,” the website’s expert on travel for kids raves: “For budding detectives out there, Watson Adventures offers a completely different way to tour some select sights around New York City via a scavenger hunt!

“It’s seriously fun and surprisingly tricky.  So bring your razor-sharp intellect and your sneakers for some sleuthing!” 

New Jersey Magazine Names Watson Adventures in Its Top 50 Party Ideas

“This is it! The most creative birthday party you have ever seen,” enthuses New Jersey Magazine in its story on “Most Unique Party Venues.” “Choose from a multitude of scavenger hunts, then find the perfect location!”

As the article notes, we offer scavenger hunts for groups all over the state, in such great locations as Hoboken, the Liberty Science Center, Morristown, and Princeton. We even have games we can stage in your own home or office. The games are available for corporate team building, birthday parties, school field trips, you name it. Learn more or contact us—and find more fun in New Jersey!


Crain’s Recommends Watson Adventures for Chicago Team Building

In the article “Here’s Where to Take the Staff for a Day of Team Building” Crain’s Chicago Business includes Watson Adventures among the top recommendations. “Focuses on scavenger hunts, with competing teams working together to solve mysteries, to answer trivia questions or to perform unusual challenges that require different skill sets to succeed,” the story reports. “Or opt for team-building activities such as trivia slams and experiences for groups that need to plan activities in conference rooms or in office spaces….Scavenger hunts typically take place in museums and historic neighborhoods such as the Art Institute, the Loop and the Lincoln Park Zoo.” Learn more about Chicago team building scavenger hunts


San Jose Mercury News Touts New Computer Museum Scavenger Hunt

Watson Adventures scavenger hunt at Computer History Museum, CA

“A murdered curator, dastardly villains and a madcap scavenger hunt through the halls of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art? Of course, we signed up. Two and a half breathless hours later, we’d sprinted seven miles from Egyptian hieroglyphs to cubism, found clues, solved puzzles and figured out whodunit. And were madly making plans for a return visit—to revel in Renoirs, not sleuth….These madcap hunts take you into every museum nook and cranny, as you discover things you had no idea existed.”

Read the full San Jose Mercury News story about a reporter who also tried our new Computer History Museum Madness Scavenger Hunt. It’s available on select weekends to the general public, and anytime for private groups.

Franklin Report Gives Watson Adventures Outstanding Marks

Watson Adventures Franklin Report We aced our report card! The highly regarded independent review site Franklin Report loves our scavenger hunts.

“Surprisingly, there is actually a good amount of competition in this unique niche, but sources say Watson has the edge for two reasons. One, its hunts are just plain funnier and smarter. And two, the level of professionalism is very high.

“With a host of high-profile recommendations, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon and executives at Apple, those in the know clearly think Watson is worth it.”